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    ๐Ÿ“ Hintsand tips - Decals made easy
    1 month ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    jbkiwi. This is a good summary of the production of decals.
    I needed a "Surfury" stern title (difficult text to do by hand) in metallic gold and I have found that putting light (even metallic gold) text on a dark background results in a "diluted" colour rendition. However, I have found a company viz: T. Eivers/Endon Valley Custom Decals who can provide "saturated" colour decals that get over this problem. They are not cheap, but finish the job well.
    I hope this is of interest.
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Surfury" Stern Name
    9 months ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    Oops! make that 2019 ! Bill

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    ๐Ÿ“ "Surfury" Stern Name
    9 months ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks Vortex - lovely moving shots - it takes me back to the 70's when I saw the craft in action and had the privilege of photographing it on land. if anyone would like any detail photos please contact me. My humble photos attached, in its painting stage. Briefly, 27 in hull, (from drgs sent to me by Renato Levi) double diagonally planked. Detail is important for me but very time consuming, but, that's the enjoyment of modelling!


    I hope to have it in the water (our local pond) early 2018.

    Regards, Bill

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    ๐Ÿ“ "Surfury" Stern Name
    9 months ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    To: onetenor and Bollard. Many thanks men for your valued help. I'll progress this from your data. Regards, Bill ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ "Surfury" Stern Name
    9 months ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    I expect that many modellers of this iconic craft encountered difficulty in painting the name on the stern (photo attached). Does anyone know if they used a specific font? Now that transfer sheets can be ink jet printed, it remains a difficult task to isolate the lettering for that would be an eventual easy application. Any other ideas?


    I would be pleased to hear anything on this subject! Thanks, Lucky Bill

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    1 year ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks Smiffy. I see it does say "Waterproof" on the bottle. I'll get some and test it. Bill

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    1 year ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    I had used Cascamite glue for years and found it superb. I could not find it locally recently but will now try the internet. incidentally, is the tite glue waterproof or just weatherproof?

    Thanks, Bill

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    1 year ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks for your help Dave. Excellent advice. Bill

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    ๐Ÿ“ LiPo Battery Monitor
    1 year ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks everybody. This has been both informative and essential for a newcomer (me); I shall be investing in this type of power system this year and it has been a great help. Regards, Bill.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Spraying/hand painting
    2 years ago by luckybill ( Able Seaman)
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    I was very pleased to see the texts re spraying, paints etc. I am fairly new to spraying my "Surfury" and it is taking some time.

    I certainly agree with all the statements on preparation, for me this divides into 2 categories. 1. Boat surface preparation. 2 Paint consistency/temperature/spraying.

    For 1 you cannot rush it, for as noted, gloss paint certainly shows up any imperfection so you must be dedicated to spend considerable time on this.

    But 2. Right or wrong, after sealing and undercoating (plus the rub down) I chose to use Humbrol enamels. There followed many weeks of spraying after getting the mix right, correcting my spraying technique, inevitable rub downs etc. I came to the conclusion that many thin coats were the norm and cleaning of the spray gun (Badger) after every use was mandatory!

    However, the best finish achieved was by spraying in a warm surrounding temperature. This was achieved in my garage with a small calor gas fire. I believe that this latter point is the most important of all.

    When the painting is complete I will post a few pictures. Thanks to everyone for their excellent, informative replies.

    Bill.
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